Losing the regionals ticket, the DLSU-D volleyball men and women teams both exited in dismay with 0-2 and 1-2 records, respectively, in the Private Schools Athletic Association – Provincials beach volleyball competition at the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute in a back-and-forth changing weather yesterday, December 5.
Lady Patriots duo Katrina Carranza and Yasmin Shane Parohinog struggled to spark an early lead in the tourney as they knelt to University of Perpetual Help System Dalta – Molino’s (UPHSD-M) Rochet Dela Paz and Evangeline Pastor, 15-21.
Reserving a slot in the semi-finals, the second game ended with DLSU-D taking advantage of Imus Institute’s shoddy defense with Parohinog’s service aces, 21-13.
Forcing a second encounter against the Lady Altases, the Dasmariñas-based squad settled at third spot as they succumbed to a 16-21 defeat against UPHSD-M during the semifinals match.
Meanwhile, the spikers trio of Patriots Al-frazin Abdulwahab, Al-Khaizar Que, and Alsafari Pajiji failed to mark a victory in the tourney as they fell on a 0-2 record against Saint Francis of Asissi College (SFAC).
Despite launching an 11-4 advantage in their game-opener, DLSU-D still suffered against SFAC’s John Albert Ablanca and Jackiel Marajorie, who amplified their offense to push a five-point lead, 16-21.
Battling for the second time, the Patriots dropped the semifinals opportunity as SFAC swept the green-and-white duo with a 13-21 victory.